'Universal Soldier IV,' 'Recoil' forge ahead


CANNES -- Foresight Unlimited is pushing forward with fall shoots for two action thrillers: "Universal Soldier IV" and "Recoil."

"Soldier IV" may reunite Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, who co-starred in the third installment, "Universal Soldier: Regeneration" in 2009. Only this time they would be unleashing their barrages of fists and lead in 3D. Van Damme's deal is still being negotiated.

John Hyams is also returning to direct the project, which is set to begin filming in October.

"Ghost Rider" and "Daredevil" helmer Mark Steven Johnson will direct "Recoil," a $35 million project about a former FBI sniper dragged back into action when his ex-wife is targeted by a deranged sniper. "Recoil" is set to begin filming in November.

Foresight will be selling "Soldier" and "Recoil" at Cannes along with two other new projects, "Flypaper" and "The Ledge," which just wrapped production.

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The suspense drama "The Ledge," written and directed by Matthew Chapman, stars Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam in the story of a suicidal man and the traumatized detective who tries to talk him down. Foresight will show footage in its Cannes office.

"Flypaper," which stars Patrick Dempsey, is scheduled to begin filming next month in Louisiana. "The Hangover" scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote the film, which is about a man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies as he tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.
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